Student: Kaci A. Carpenter
Major: Communication Studies
Advisors: Melissa Weller, Michelle Johnson
This independent study examined student’s perceptions of Title IX policies at The College of Wooster. Specifically, I examine the knowledge of College of Wooster students about reporting procedures for cases of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other sexual misconduct policy violations. I also explore the College’s Title IX training and policy’s perceived effectiveness by students. Participants (n=154) completed an anonymous, quantitative survey sent out to College of Wooster students. Results included feelings of neutrality towards their education, familiarity, clarity, and feelings of campus climate around Title IX. This means that a majority of students did not find their training to be very effective, clear, or helpful in preventing events of sexual misconduct. Because of these findings, I included recommendations for future training programs at the College.
Kaci will be online to field comments on May 8:
Noon-2pm EDT (PST 9am-11am, Africa/Europe: early evening)